Location
Anchorage, AK
Undergrads
7,861
Tuition (in-state)
$18,176 ($5,726)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
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Reviews 836 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you're not native its much harder to find scholarships

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its cold in the winter waiting for a bus and everything is very spread out. Best bet is to get a car

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Their pretty relaxed, Just don't break the rules and you will be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Summers are great and winters are cold cold cold. If you love winter activities, you'll have a blast

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The course is well put together. I learn very quickly and the teacher is very knowledgeable about everything.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Its call University of Automatic Acceptance....

5 College Sophomore

Computers: I use my own computer but the ones I see on campus look up to date and top of the line.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not a part of the team but I love to watch hockey and basketball games. Our hockey team is the best of the best.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never seen open drug use on campus. I know students who use marijuana and some who dont. Its really a personal opinion. I know that campus pd doesn't put up with it. Im suerethere are anti drug programs at UAA but I dont care enough to check.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I have lived here my whole life and it has the most beautiful scenery on the planet. If you are the outdoorsy type Alaska is the place for you. As far as music there aren't many famous live shows that come to Anchorage, but I guarantee you can find some form of live music any day of the week. The atmosphere in most bars is pretty nice.weekend nights they are pretty crowded and loud. You can usually find a good ski premier to watch at the Wendy Williamson during the winter, or a great play to watch in the summer at the PAC. Anchorage is full of adventure and culture.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: One of the most diverse places I've ever been

3 College Freshman

Majors: There aren't enough academic advisors to meet the need of all the students. Often the best help comes from students who are a few years ahead of you in the program, or you just have to muddle through on your own and make the best of the online resources.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had the opportunity to participate in any internship program.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation off campus is virtually nonexistent. The on campus bus stops are exposed which is miserable in the wintertime. A car is the easiest way to get around both on and off campus. Campus parking is limited however.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: UAA student body reflects Alaska's ethnically diverse population. Most people are accepting of ethnic and religious diversity. Alaska is a beginning to be more accepting of sexually diverse populations.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of ethnic food options. Alaska has the most culturally diverse population I've ever seen. The majority of students in the public school system are english as a second language students, and the restaurants reflect this immense diversity. From Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Chinese, Sushi, Tibetan and vegan, if you want it, Anchorage probably has a restaurant that serves it.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've seen alcohol use around campus, and some weed, but nothing too hard core and nothing that I've ever heard of ending in injury or serious illness. While Alaska as a whole has experienced an increase in drug use, the university students don't really participate.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Anchorage has extremely high rental rates. The lowest rate one can find will be around $850/mo, not including utilities, and probably for a small one bedroom or studio. Average prices for a one bedroom are $950-1500/mo, depending on where in town and the age of the building. There is only a 3% vacancy rate in Anchorage, the landlords know it and they can be real jerks and get away with it. Most of the affordable rental units are older and many are in disrepair.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The existing sports complex is easy to access and available to all students and to the public. There is an indoor ice rink with a track around it, a swimming pool with a diving well, weight room, and large locker/shower facilities. It's older, but still in good condition. A new sports facility is currently being built and looks like it'll be pretty fancy.

3 College Freshman

Majors: There are some general degrees, and some that cater to the Alaskan economy, such as those specifically for the oil industry. No physics major, only a few language majors offered. Good Allied Health options.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Admissions for undergrad for most programs are open admission. As long as you apply, you'll get in. Notable exceptions are the nursing program, the western exchange med program, and some allied health programs. Some programs have prereqs that must be met before you can be accepted. For the most part, it's pretty straight forward and easy.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UAA is located in the UMed District, across the street from the main hospital in Anchorage. We get some very strange non student individuals that wander around, particularly near the library. There have been a lot of attempted rape or assault on campus, with a handful of actual assaults.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are only two fraternities and sororities for a total of four Greek societies. There are no houses though, and there are very few Greek events. Not worth the dues at all.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Pretty average, some computers have been updated recently, but you'll run into some older ones too. The network isn't terribly fast. Tech support is spotty, depends on the time of day.

College Student

Health & Safety: I haven't felt insecure on campus. I generally choose not to travel alone but I haven't had any issues.

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